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Mommy’s Piggy Tales: Letters From Home

Aug. 25, 1987 Dear Ginny,    I will try to make Tues. my day to write to you. Your Father has already written, as he cannot stop talking about leaving his little Ginny at college…I hope that today you will have good luck registering for classes and getting your books. Everything else should be a piece… Continue Reading

Mommy’s Piggy Tales: Hello, Dolly, and Goodbye, High School

When I was seventeen, I found a job as a waitress at Pizza Hut. I learned everything about the job; opening, setting up the salad bar, serving a personal pan pizza in 5 minutes, Book-It (a reading incentive program for kids), running the cash register, taking carry-out orders, and closing…the only thing I didn’t do… Continue Reading

Mommy’s Piggy Tales: Sixteen Going On Seventeen

Being a junior in high school was so exciting for so many different reasons. I was asked out on my first date. I got my driver’s license. I auditioned for the school musical Brigadoon and made it into the chorus. What a wonderfully eventful year! One of the cute boys in my youth group at… Continue Reading

Mommy’s Piggy Tales: Auditions

Sophomore year found me a little wiser, a little less timid, and I found the courage to try out for… But wait! I’m sure you are wondering — What did I do during the summers? The summers before my freshman and sophomore years, I took summer school. My parents thought it would be a good… Continue Reading

Mommy’s Piggy Tales: Freshman Year

The summer before my freshman year, we were reeling from Mom’s breast cancer diagnosis. It was 1983, and she was able to spend many days in the hospital recovering from her mastectomy. (Thirteen years later, Mom was furious when I had a “drive-through” mastectomy. My surgery was considered out-patient surgery, and I had to leave… Continue Reading

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